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Editing ini file

  1. #1


    Alan Guest

    Editing ini file

    I tried to edit an .ini file (eclipse.ini) by right-clicking on the
    file and choosing Edit. This brought up the file in Notepad. I made
    a change and selected Save. Notepad gave the following error:

    Cannot create the . . . .ini file.
    Make sure that the path and file name are correct.

    Anybody know what causes this?

    Clicking OK brought up the Save As dialog. I typed "eclipse.ini" as
    the file name and clicked Yes to overwrite. Got the same error.

    Thanks, Alan


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  2. #2


    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Editing ini file

    "Alan" <jalanthomas@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:1189819734.363543.208100@xxxxxx

    > I tried to edit an .ini file (eclipse.ini) by right-clicking on the
    > file and choosing Edit. This brought up the file in Notepad. I made
    > a change and selected Save. Notepad gave the following error:
    >
    > Cannot create the . . . .ini file.
    > Make sure that the path and file name are correct.
    >
    > Anybody know what causes this?
    >
    > Clicking OK brought up the Save As dialog. I typed "eclipse.ini" as
    > the file name and clicked Yes to overwrite. Got the same error.

    Try saving it somewhere else?

    ss.



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  3. #3


    Dave Guest

    Re: Editing ini file

    Take ownership of the file before you edit it.




    "Alan" <jalanthomas@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:1189819734.363543.208100@xxxxxx

    > I tried to edit an .ini file (eclipse.ini) by right-clicking on the
    > file and choosing Edit. This brought up the file in Notepad. I made
    > a change and selected Save. Notepad gave the following error:
    >
    > Cannot create the . . . .ini file.
    > Make sure that the path and file name are correct.
    >
    > Anybody know what causes this?
    >
    > Clicking OK brought up the Save As dialog. I typed "eclipse.ini" as
    > the file name and clicked Yes to overwrite. Got the same error.
    >
    > Thanks, Alan
    >

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  4. #4


    Andrew McLaren Guest

    Re: Editing ini file

    "Alan" <jalanthomas@xxxxxx> wrote ...

    > I tried to edit an .ini file (eclipse.ini) by right-clicking on the
    > file and choosing Edit. This brought up the file in Notepad. I made
    > a change and selected Save. Notepad gave the following error:
    > Cannot create the . . . .ini file.
    Hi Alan

    Where is the eclipse.ini located?

    If it is under "c:\Program Files", you probably won't have permissions to
    update the file. In Vista, all files under "C:\Program Files" are tightly
    protected as a guard against viruses and other hijacks. This can cause
    problems for Eclipse, which expects to have read/write access to is
    described in the Eclipse installation notes:
    http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/devel...atform-CoreYou would need to edit the file explicitly as Administrator (eg right-clickNotepad, choose "Run as Administrator").You may also be tripped up by Program Files Virtualisation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927387The consensus appears to be that on Vista, Eclipse should be installed onits own directory off the root; eg C:\Eclipse, rather than under the%ProgramFiles% directory (at least as of Eclipse 6.0 ... later versionsmight accommodate this better).Hope it helps,--Andrew McLarenamclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au


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  5. #5


    Alan Guest

    Re: Editing ini file

    Dave`s suggestion: "Take ownership of the file before you edit it. "
    worked

    Thanks, Alan



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  6. #6


    Jake L Guest

    Re: Editing ini file

    I'm having the same problem: I get an error message saying that the file name
    or path in incorrect when I try to save .htm files in Notepad.

    I've tried several things, such as saving to a removeable drive or creating
    a new folder for the files, and I can't get the files to save changes.

    How do I take ownership of a file? Can I take ownership of several files at
    once, or the entire contents of a folder?

    I'm using Windows Vista Home Basic, and all the files in question I created
    myself on Notepad with Windows XP.

    I've been struggling with this issue since switching to Vista in July -
    thanks in advance for any suggestions!

    Jake

    "Alan" wrote:

    > Dave`s suggestion: "Take ownership of the file before you edit it. "
    > worked
    >
    > Thanks, Alan
    >
    >
    >

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  7. #7


    Dave Guest

    Re: Editing ini file

    http://www.google.com/search?q=vista...GGL_en_____215




    "Jake L" <Jake L@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:0211C234-E5AF-4C84-B5C4-F89C90615BAC@xxxxxx

    > I'm having the same problem: I get an error message saying that the file
    > name
    > or path in incorrect when I try to save .htm files in Notepad.
    >
    > I've tried several things, such as saving to a removeable drive or
    > creating
    > a new folder for the files, and I can't get the files to save changes.
    >
    > How do I take ownership of a file? Can I take ownership of several files
    > at
    > once, or the entire contents of a folder?
    >
    > I'm using Windows Vista Home Basic, and all the files in question I
    > created
    > myself on Notepad with Windows XP.
    >
    > I've been struggling with this issue since switching to Vista in July -
    > thanks in advance for any suggestions!
    >
    > Jake
    >
    > "Alan" wrote:
    >

    >> Dave`s suggestion: "Take ownership of the file before you edit it. "
    >> worked
    >>
    >> Thanks, Alan
    >>
    >>
    >>

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